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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Richfield in the Postwar Era: Interview with Loren L. Law
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Loren Law was born in Bordulac, North Dakota. After completing his degree at Valley City State Teachers College, Law and his family moved to Richfield, Minnesota, where Northwest Airlines employed him. Law served in the Air Force and later served on the Richfield PTA, City Council, and as mayor. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Convenience of living in Richfield; transition from a rural to suburban community after World War II; commercial development; Law's job training flight personnel for Northwest Airlines; reasons for moving away from and, later, back to Richfield; high quality of local schools; permanent streets, construction of a new library, parks, and other improvements made to Richfield; Law's terms on the City Council and as mayor; city-airport relations; close, friendly neighborhoods; importance of local churches in daily life; recent demographic changes; Law's participation on his condominium board; positive impact of highway construction on Richfield; importance of involving the community in local politics; positive opinion of the future of Richfield; experience as a consultant.
2 hours sound cassette
31 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
105 minutes length
Interviewee: Law, Loren L.
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in: Edina, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 114 (Library Call Number)
AV2008.27.15 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Richfield in the Postwar Era'